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Frugal Living: Make Your Own Mod Podge

Posted: 09/08/11 10:00 AM (Modified: 10/19/11 11:08 PM)

Water and glue, my friends. That's it. How amazingly simple! Check out how to make your own Mod Podge on Do It Yourself Divas.This stuff can get pretty pricey especially if you are a crafty type, I love this simple recipe and from what I hear, it works really well! Enjoy!

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Sep 8, 2011 10:08 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

LOVE this! I always knew it was just white glue and water, but I never knew, or experimented, with the proportions. Yay!!! Thanks for sharing this link, Sarah!

Sep 9, 2011 12:10 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

What a great link!! YAY! Use this stuff all the time now can make it at home myself! Thank you!!

Jan 24, 2012 03:55 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

BEWARE!!! If you are making a project that you want to last long-term, use Modge Podge! There is a sealant/varnish in it's recepe that prevents future flaking, yellowing, and lots of other things that the glue + water recipe will end up turning into. I wish it was cheaper, too, but trust me -- I've done my research on this (no, I don't work for Modge Podge) and unless you are using a generic or other name brand of Modge Podge that has all its same ingredients -- do NOT go the water + glue route! (Although if you're just doing kids crafts or whatever, feel free.) You may be saving a few dollars in the short term, but you'll end up having to re-do the whole thing later on in the long term.

Jul 10, 2012 11:45 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

The last commenter posted that it has a sealer or varnish in it. I am working on an outdoor project that I am staining. The yellow color is ok with me because it is on a piece of wood that I want to appear old. But for sealant properties, if I were to add a stain with a varnish to the mix for this project if it would work sufficiently?

Aug 7, 2012 01:36 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Modge Podge only has a small amount of varnish or sealant in it. It still is not 100% water proof, which you would still have to buy an extra sealant to further protect your item. I just buy the spray acrylic sealant on my paper projects. Just get a 40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby.

Aug 7, 2012 01:38 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Modge Podge only has a small amount of varnish or sealant in it. It still is not 100% water proof, which you would still have to buy an extra sealant to further protect your item. I just buy the spray acrylic sealant on my paper projects. Just get a 40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby.

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